My mum is nearly 80 and is finding it difficult to bend down to reach sockets installed just above the skirting in the living room. :cry:
She has had one or two bad experiences with trademen so I said I thought I might be able to do it and the quickest way would be to use a bit of trunking and external patresses which would be easily removable if the next owner of the house didn't want sockets 2ft up the wall.
The plan was to take a single cable from the existing socket (I need to check if its a ring main) to two new sockets one either side of her sofa. The uglyness of it will be hidden by the sofa :)
A new CU was fitted 10 yrs ago with 30mA RCD so circuit look like it is protected well enough.
A quick scan of the regs makes me think it would be ok to extend the existing socket without LABC notification, is that correct?[/code]